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the bluecut fire continues to burn out of control. ted roland live on the fire lines for thousands of people have evacuated. telling the story of life inside of san quentin. we are live and sharing thousands of pictures taken behind prison walls. the circus is rolling into the bay area. we are joined by the trainer of the big cats. looking live at the golden gatebridge on this thursday morning. hopefully the fog will burn off later today. welcome, i am i me back.
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claudine wong is back with us. i love going down to fort baker. >> it is nice. i grew up doing that too. >> if you are inland and you are tired of the heat it is a great place to go. >> it is a great place to take pictures. i am excited because he we have a photographer coming on. not only did she find these pictures from san quentin but she is going to give us some perspective. we begin with the wildfires burning in california. the bluecut fire has been the fastest-growing. it is now 4% contained. it has burned 49 square miles. there are now 1600 firefighters working the fire but they have
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been fighting more than the flames. they are also dealing with wind and high temperatures. >> here is a map, we created it to show you where the fire is burning. you can see it on interstate 15. >> interstate 15 the right direction heading towards los angeles remains closed. ted roland is live there the fire lines. are you seeing any progress at all? >> reporter: we are seeing a lot, lots of progress, a big difference from last night. let's show you the hillside. last night this was absolutely lit up with flames and we are very close to the edge of wrightwood. you can see homes that were in danger are right here. the flames got very close last night. firefighters were able to hold off the approaching flame and
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mother nature really helped out. the wind shifted and forced the fire back onto itself so it was able to consume all of that hillside. this is video from last night. it was pretty intense at times. but the wind really did help out and allowed the fire to eat much of its own fuel. overnight it has really dropped down. most of the people in wrightwood have evacuated. we talked to folks yesterday afternoon that said they had had enough it was getting too close so they left. >> it just got worse and worse. we could smell the fire. we packed up the necessities and started to walk out. >> reporter: right now firefighters are keeping a close eye on what is going on with this hillside and the biggest concern right now is in the distance. i don't know if you can see it.
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smoke off in the distance is the biggest issue. that is active fire on the other side of the hill and the wind is pushing it potentially -- it could come down this valley and go to the canyon. there are active water drops going on. there are helicopters and more firefighters are coming in. right now the best news is the wind is very calm. if this keeps up the fire will be under control soon. >> that is good news. i know you said some people did not want to leave that area. certainly not what firefighters want. so in case the fire changes directions they will be okay but if the wind is down that is good news. >> reporter: absolutely, every
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time we cover a fire there is the guy who does not want to leave. we have encountered a lot of those folks out here. firefighters absolutely say don't do it come it is not worth the risk. now to the other fire in northern california. the man accused of starting the clayton fire remains in jail. damon pashilk went before a judge yesterday and passed out right before his court appearance. when he finally walked into the courtroom he kept his head down. police accused him of starting the clayton fire as well as 11 other fires since july of last year. >> if i do the motivation i would be making millions of dollars. >> all that i heard was he passed out. >> damon pashilk did not say much during his hearing but
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gave a soft yes when asked if he understood the charges. he told police he lost his own home in a fire in 2013. the motive for the fire remains under investigation. cal fire announced the containment of the clayton fire has increased to 55%. the suspect accused of starting the fire, damon pashilk, as we said was in court and will be back next month. we are learning a fire last year is now linked to an illegal marijuana grow. at the time cal fire said the cause was a faulty water heater but authorities now say that water heater was strapped to a tree a tree near 100 marijuana plants are growing.
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emergency officials have sent out evacuation notices for many people but not everyone follows the orders. some people say they will protect their homes. it can work in some cases including when property owners can build their own fire lines. but fire officials say it changes how firefighters have to do their job. >> we have to bring resources away from the fire and have to try to do a rescue. >> reporter: even if people stay and change their minds later the easiest way to get out is to walk. let's get a a look at the weather. he sounded rather optimistic on his report.
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the fire has laid down a little bit. some of that smoke has turned north so it is moving to the south bay, so if you are seeing it, it is coming your way. it is already 81 in san bernardino. as long as the wind does not pick up it will be better conditions. it will sometimes burn itself out. 85 and 10% humidity, that is not good. there is absolutely no relief in sight. depending on the elevation 80s, 90s and one hundreds. the smoke has now turned a little more north so if you are starting to say what the heck is going on, that is why. fog for us and a few thunderstorms in the sierra.
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a little system rotating through i think will give us a slight cool down for some inland temperatures. we will have more coming up a little later. we turn out to developments in the race for the white house. donald trump has received his first classified intelligence briefing. retired lieutenant general michael flynn was by his side during the briefing. >> the policy decisions that a president makes sometimes can be in dramatic contrast to the intelligence that they receive. those decisions that this administration has made under hillary clinton in many cases are in stark contrast to the intelligence that we were presented today. >> trump has questioned the competency of u.s. intelligence
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agencies. meantime, hillary clinton related to the reshuffling of his campaign staff. >> he can higher and fire anyone that he wants from his campaign, they can make him read new words from a teleprompter. but he is still the same man. >> "the daily beast" is reporting senator tim kaine once suggested that bill clinton should have resigned after his affair. the city of cloverdale has received a check from the bernie sanders campaign. cloverdale spent $25,000 in overtime costs in june when a bernie a bernie sanders campaign appearance to 6000 people out to the airport. the campaign had originally declined to reimburse the city for the expenses. the bill included charges for overtime for police officers and this
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pastors -- and dispatchers. donald trump has left a bad taste in the mouth of some beer tasters in chicago. the beer maker has now pulled the partnership and has changed the name of the beer. it is in spanish so we can't show it or say it. i guess we can say it has been a bad run for the san francisco giants. coming up we take a closer look at what is wrong with the team. this morning we are asking you, what should the giants do to shake things up? maybe they don't need to take anything up. i got a tweet and he says, the giants need to start warming up there bullpen in the 1st inning. >> that is interesting.
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>> a twitter account here, movegone to the leadoff spot. >> some people are being very specific. some are saying things like, get a bullpen. >> i have one here. >> they are putting too much pressure on themselves. >> every year that they have won a while -- every year that they have won the world series they have been unlikely candidates to get it done. >> we will read more responses coming up at 9:30. coming up next two swimmers pull off of an airplane and in
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welcome back. the dow is down. the nasdaq is up slightly. trying to hold onto some games but we are watching some key stocks and walmart actually seeing a good morning. we will keep an eye on the market for you. american swimmers now in hot water. authorities accusing tonight and the others of fabricating the story of getting robbed at gunpoint.
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there is the footage of the swimmers looking somewhat calm at the olympic village a a short time after they were allegedly robbed. police say the swimmers tried to cover up what really happened. ryan lochte is now back in the u.s. but the three other swimmers, jack conger, gunnar bentz and james feigen are being talked to in brazil as police continue their investigation. kerry walls jennings and april ross get the bronze medal in women's beach volleyball. they lost the first set but won the next two to take the match. it came one day after they lost to another brazilian team. this bronze medal is her 4th olympic medal thaws. she does not say if she will come back in 2020.
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the u.s. women's 2100-meter hurdles. this was the first sweep in history for u.s. women in olympic track and field. u.s. men's basketball beat argentina. kevin durant led the way with 27 points. they will take on spain tomorrow in the semi finals. looking to get that gold medal. here is a look at the current medal count. the u.s. leads with 93. 93. 30 of them are gold. let's go to dave clark. >> here are some of the top stories. police in emeryville hope a photo will help them track down people involved in a dangerous shoot out. take a look at the photo.
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you see a man in a white sedan firing shots yesterday morning on the adeline street. there was a shoot out between the white car and a gray sedan. two types of shell casings were found by police. no one on the street was hurt but a car was hit by bullets. the cars sped off towards oakland. this afternoon the court hearing for the man accused of killing sierra lamarr is due to resume in the south bay. lawyers for the defendant have asked the judge to move the trial out of santa clara county saying, he can't get a fair trial because of too much publicity. sierra lamarr vanished in 2012 on her way to school. prosecutors say they do have evidence to convict torres even though the girls body was never found.
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it has been a very violent month in the city of hayward. police say an unprecedented number of violent crimes reported. police have made arrested two homicides, they involve family disputes. they are still searching for suspects in three other homicide cases. >> detectives are working with no days off because all of this stuff has happened. we don't have a serial murderer going around. it is unfortunate that they all happened at the same time. we want to reassure people these are unrelated incidents. >> before this month there had been three homicides in hayward the entire year. police also wounded a a suspect in an officer involved shooting last week. those are just some of your morning headlines. back to the desk. coming up, the death toll
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from the flooding in louisiana continues to rise. coming up, reaction from the red cross. a rare sight of a look inside of san quentin. we will talk to a photographer who has been analyzing thousands of pictures taken many years ago. the roast looks good dad. how good? 162 likes. did i get any retweets on those green beans? yep! and they're blowing up on instagram. honey, your rump roast just broke the internet!!!! as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother because she needs more followers. ok.
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the roast looks good dad. how good? 162 likes. did i get any retweets on those green beans? yep! and they're blowing up on instagram. honey, your rump roast just broke the internet!!!! as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother because she needs more followers. ok. in 2012 this photography professor was making a visit to san quentin. she was collaborating on an image interpretation project. while she was there she found an old box of thousands of pictures. we are now getting a look at some of those pictures. good morning, thank you for joining us. can you talk a little bit about -- i have been looking at these
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pictures. i was curious about who exactly was taking the photos and what was the purpose behind them. >> [technical difficulties] [please stand by] they were taken by the correctional officers that were working at the prison to document events happening inside. >> what struck you the most when you got the box of photos? what did you see in the photos? >> what really amazed me was it showed the hidden life inside of the prison. you see images of violence but there is also images of every day life inside. [inaudible] so they really start to change the way we view people that are incarcerated. >> you are a photographer yourself and looking at these images what strikes you about
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the composition or the type of photography equipment used. would you have done it the same way? >> what fascinates me is a are well composed. the people are obviously paying attention. they are using a a large- format camera, which is the old- fashioned camera. it is a very difficult camera to use so it shocked me but that is what they were using. it happens to be the kind of camera i use in my own work. >> when you look at these pictures you feel a different -- you have a different take on san quentin. when you put them together in terms of this life what do you want to come out of it? >> i spent a lot of time
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working inside of the prison. what i am really interested in is figuring out how to break down the walls in some ways and make a it sat outside and inside people can work together in a professional, interesting way. ultimately i am interested in issues of prison reform. >> based on what you see in these pictures how different is san quentin today? >> i think that is pretty different. san quentin is a progressive prison where there is a lot of programming that the men can do. i think there is a lot more programming now than there was in the 50s and 60s. >> it is interesting, there are some shots of what it was like,
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but, when you look at the people in the photos what do you take away from that? >> i see humanity. i see it in the men that are there. i see it in the correctional officers. since i started going in my view of what happens has been greatly expanded. what is interesting to me now is seeing people in a more three-dimensional way. i hope this project can help other people to think about that. while remembering that people are in prison for a reason but, i think we need to consider more about rehabilitation. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. coming up, the circus has brought their new show to oakland.
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coming up we will be joined live with the lion and tiger trainer. an author at only 19 years old. up next how a teenager is turning his life lessons into a book to try to help others.
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the twitter question this morning is about the giants. we are asking you what the team needs to do to get out of this bad the streak. we will check out your thoughts in just a minute. first let's get a little closer to what exactly is wrong with the giants.
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>> reporter: it is natural over the course of the season, the giants are on a down swing and it has lasted for a month. >> it is hard to explain. every season there comes a day, a series, a week, a month where you can't gather yourself. the giants have been stuck and can't gather themselves. >> it has been a combination of things. we have had all kinds of things. >> reporter: the truth is that the team has struggled in every aspect of the game. although, to their credit you would not know it from the clubhouse demeanor. >> i don't think everyone is depressed. we all show up in a good mood. >> i have been impressed. they stay up for every game.
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>> reporter: which is after all exactly what you would expect from a team that has won three championships in this decade. even the new guys recognize it. >> it is cool, you talk to the guys who have been there, it is a a great feeling to lift up the trophy. >> we understand what is at stake. it is not the time of the season to let up. rep back to the contrary they need to floor it and soon because abs and flows are fine but in august free fall is not. >> this is time to play better baseball right now. >> if you are looking for a glass half full perspective you can start with the law of averages. then there is the schedule which softens of quite a bit soon.
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>> the list to say all of this has been talked about a lot on twitter. let's go to some responses. >> they need to shorten the leach on pitchers. team leaders need to focus and motivate. >> unfortunately the coach is leaving pitchers in too long. >> living through this is difficult, i realize it is like a tooth extraction without novocain. it is just our turn so don't second guess the manager. we need to be loyal and deal with it. >> that is a philosophical look. >> how do you get mad at the coach. he has won the world series.
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>> here is another one. >> whoever is on the mound needs to watch the runners on 2nd base. >> i welcomed -- i mentioned earlier how in 2010 they were six games out of second place and went on to the world series. tim lipscomb prior to the month of august did not even win a game in august. that pitching staff in the month of september put up some of the best numbers in baseball to take them to the playoffs. so, don't forget there is a month after august. the season is very long. don't give up hope. >> if you want to let your feelings be known you can tweet us. we will get your thoughts. >> for baseball we moved to
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football because the oakland raiders play tonight in green bay. you can expect a little more playing time for the quarterback and the other starters. the raters did beat arizona last week. espn is reporting that aron rogers is not going to play tonight. you can watch that game right here on ktvu at 5:00. you can also catch ktvu news at 5:00 and 6:00. >> the san francisco 49ers like getting ready for the game. the team has announced that colin kapnick will not be taking the field. the san francisco 49ers will play denver this week. christian ponder practice for the first time as a member of the team.
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we have developing news for you. the death toll in the ways in a continues to climb. the governor says 13 people have died. tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes and many schools are underwater. some people say they have lost everything. >> we put down sandbagged two days ago and we got the pumps ready, we try to keep the water out but it was coming in too fast. we got water down in the lower level. >> homeland security sec. jay johnson will go to louisiana today. >> the flooding is the largest disaster operation for the red cross since super storm sandy.
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right now those flood victims are living in shelters and 1000 volunteers are there to provide support. earlier we talked with an official from the red cross. >> people are devastated. one moment they are in their home and the next they are living in a shelter. they are shaken, they are crying, they need lots of hugs. >> the red cross is the operation could cost $30 million. it is counting on donations from the public. if you would like to make a donation we have put information on our website. i want to bring in steve, are these residents in baton rouge will they get a break today? >> a little bit today but the rain it looks like it is back friday, saturday and sunday. by the way it is 89 in there 89 there and it feels like 108.
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you can see most of the activity is beginning to pick up around new orleans and lake charles. they are getting partly cloudy skies around baton rouge. in 24 hours -- there are multiple sites around here but a couple have had over 20 inches of rain. average august rainfall is 5 inches. they are not out of the woods yet. it looks like more rain for the next 5-7 days. i want to take you up to boston. it is sunny, a little rain to the south but boston is in the drought. it is their driest summer ever. they have had only 3 inches of rain. so baton rouge got more rain in 24 hours then boston has had the entire summer. so one extreme to the other.
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louisiana can't stop the rain other areas can't get any. a college student sharing his experience of growing up in san jose with the entire world. 19-year old michael deauville is the youngest of three siblings, both of his older siblings have special needs and he has written a book to describe his experience. he said he has taken on the role of protector for as long as he can remember. >> you want to be the one to safeguard them from the negativity in our world. >> on monday he starts his sophomore year in college. his book will be available in mid-october. another meeting in san francisco to get input on san francisco's next police chief. officials will use information they are gathering as they
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review the applicants for the job. interim chief toney chaplain has gotten a lot of support but he has not applied for the job. today's that meeting is at the mission high school cafeteria. we have a new development in a story we have been following. four people were hurt in a shooting in oakland. we have just learned one of them is a minor. police say this happened last night. still no word on the condition of the victims or what led up to the gun gunfire. police are still searching for suspects. a big rig crash is blocking all lanes of interstate 780. cars are getting through but
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going by on the shoulder. we have our reporter heading to the scene. we will have an update coming up. this is causing huge problems. coming up, an unlikely donor to the clinton campaign. how it longer trump unknowingly contributed to her father's competition. -- how ivanka trump unknowingly can -- how ivanka trump unknowingly contributed to her father's competition. that is coming up next.
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you are a tiger and lion trainer. >> that is correct. >> when did you get in to a pen with a lion? >> i am told the first time i was 4 years old. the first time i actually presented alone i was 17 years old. >> have you always had a connection with them? >> my parents did it before me. but i have always loved big cats. i particularly love the big cats. >> a lot of people talk about the relationship and having them in the circus. what can you tell us in terms of the life they live and the relationship you have with them? >> they look at me almost as a a father figure. the best way to describe it is
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basically like a football team. every cat has their own capabilities. you work around each catch. we all work together to put on the performance. so i am kind of the team captain. >> have you ever, doing this job, been afraid? >> until now, no accidents i have spent so much time with the animals. i know everything about them. get to know the animals is so well that we never take any risks. i know when an animal wants to perform. >> you have to remember when roy was attacked, i think it was in 2003, you talk about training a tiger. you can't really tame in animal, can you? >> they are still wild animals.
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all of the animals are trained and everything they perform is a trained move. i can kiss and-them and roll around on the floor. >> you have been doing this for 20 years. in terms of how the show is changing, because it has changed. this is the first time there are no elephants. that is a big a big change for the circus. where is the future a big cats in circuses? >> the circus still has a lot of animals. we still have a lot to offer. we have a kangaroo, rescue dogs, we have a entire range of animals. what is great about the show this year is it is so different. this year we have the inclusion
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of an ice floor. this year has incorporated a lot of technology. so it can be an interactive experience. you can download an app before you come into the arena to allow you to be part of the show. we also have a lot of projection this year. the audience is involved in the entire show. it is really, really exciting. >> it looks very different. >> it is very different. the people love it. >> do you know when the cats are happy? >> client and tigers have emotions. they are content, i would not say happy.
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that is a human emotion. but they are very comfortable and i love them. they love doing what they do. they would not perform if they were forced to do it. my animals have to be willing to perform, which they are. >> is 500 too many? >> people often ask me if they get enough exercise. any tiger or lion they sleep up to 22 hours a day. so we put in three performances a day and practice up to three times a day. we have nothing to hide. so you can come to see how we look after the animals. the animals.
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>> congratulations on all of your success. if you want tickets to the greatest show on earth just go to ktvu.com. all of the information is there for you. >> "sunset magazine" has put together an idea home in oakland. in award winning design team has outfitted at home. beginning tomorrow it will open to the public. cristina rendon is getting an early look. what do you think? >> reporter: this is amazing. i love it. take a look outside. this is one of the beautiful views on this amazing house. you have got to come to check it out for yourself. the interior is just as beautiful as the exterior.
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this is the home editor with "sunset magazine" this home is beautiful. >> he houses more than 4000 square feet. it has three bedrooms, a studio, a family room, there is a wine cellar. there are four bathrooms, it is incredible. the architect is based in berkeley. they really wanted to embody the berkeley vibe so they included some details but the idea behind the house is to really allow people to come in and take away some ideas for their own home and to look to the future of design. >> reporter: this is my favorite part of the entire house. look at this gorgeous window in the kitchen. [technical difficulties]
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[please stand by] >> looks like we lost her audio. if you want to book a tour you can go to our website ktvu.com. we will be right back after the break.
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mother nature is providing a new tourist attraction in hawaii. lava is running down a mountainside flowing into the ocean. thousands of people have now gone to the beach to get a look. >> you can feel the heat. you are so close that you can feel the heat. it is very special. it is a very special feeling. the whole thing is super different. >> scientists say the lava is from one of the world's most active market -- is from one of the worlds largest -- scientist ss -- scientists say the lava is from one of the world's most active volcanoes.
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the things we will find here we will be able to create a model that matches the shaking we saw. the difference between what pre- predicted and but we will see we can look for those same types of things anyplace, worldwide and see if those things are happening. >> the earthquake will be barely detectable by anyone nearby. georgia congressman john lewis made a stop in the bay area on his book tour. his book entitled "march: book one" is on sale now. it details his life growing up in alabama. yesterday dave clark attended a luncheon honoring the congressman and he asked him
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how he sees america today. >> today america is a different and better america. in 1965 on that bridge hundreds, thousands of people could not register to vote simply because of the color of their skin. we have change that. you in his books have been best sellers and are used widely as teaching tools in schools. they will now be in san francisco public schools. police may have a new tool from keeping people from driving under the influence of marijuana. a group of researchers say they are close to perfecting a test for driving while high. it uses saliva and engineers used cancer research as a starting point for the research. it is designed to lock onto molecules in marijuana.
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clinical trials are still a ways away but researchers say they are excited about it. it looks like donald trump's daughter ivanka is raising money for hillary clinton. she did not to get on purpose. this is a picture posted to instagram. it shows a letter that the company sent to ivanka after she purchased the jewelry from them. the note says he proceeds are being donated to the american immigration council, and the hillary clinton campaign. big news for all of you thrill seekers. today great america entered into this plan for a new roller coaster. it is going to be called "the patriots." it will take people 90 feet high
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. the new coaster will replace "vortex" which will have its last tried on september 5th. the patriots aren't necessarily loved around here. >> are you going to go? >> probably not. i am not a thrillseeker. we will send alex savidge in with the go pro. -- i am not a thrill seeker. we will send alex savidge in with the go pro. thank you for joining us. packed full of flavor,
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